[Coco] moving files on bootup
gene.heskett at verizon.net
Mon Feb 4 15:19:49 EST 2008
On Monday 04 February 2008, L. Curtis Boyle wrote:
>On Mon, 04 Feb 2008 03:50:54 -0600, Willard Goosey <goosey at virgo.sdc.org>
>> On Sun, Feb 03, 2008 at 06:17:45AM -0500, Gene Heskett wrote:
>>> You forgot the smiley. Hope I didn't bore some of you with that story.
>> Sorry. My bad. And I love your stories about CoCo2s and TV
>> stations. Fascinating.
>>> 8 serial ports?
>> He didn't give us the crunchy techinical details, just that he had 8
>> terminals hooked up to his CoCo.
>>> Heck, I'd shoot the neighbors
>>> cat for a RocketPort 8 for this linux box!
>> You and me both.
>Yes, 8 serial ports, using both the 6552 (the same serial chip that both
>the Eliminator and the TC-9 used- All the hardware bugs on the 6551 were
>gone, and each port could handle 2 ports up to 38400 baud), and a Comm-4
>6551 based (RS-232 pak compatible) 4 port board from Alpha Technologies.
>We had the 2 ports on the Eliminator itself, plus a custom board that Bill
>Nobel built with a 6552 (and I think one of our 6821 parallel ports too)
>for 2 more. We had all 4 slots filled in that thing; without the
>Eliminator (which had no-halt floppy & hard drive controller, real time
>clock, 1 parallel port and 2 serial ports, all on one card) we wouldn't
>have been able to do it all.
>>> Is there room for two if I bring a towel? :)
>> Of course! I'd be honored!
>Shades of Allen Huffman and his predilection for Hitchikers Guide to the
The std answer is 42 of course. :)
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